According to multiple baseball sources, former Pawtucket Red Sox manager Torey Lovullo will be hired as the Red Sox' bench coach in the coming days.
Lovullo had served as Blue Jays first base coach for the past two seasons under manager John Farrell, who was introduced to the Boston media at an introductory press conference at Fenway Park Tuesday. His job with Farrell in Toronto came after a 2010 campaign that he spent managing for Triple-A Pawtucket, following several years managing in Cleveland's farm system, having been hired initially by Farrell in his days as the Indians director of player development.
Lovullo, who spent parts of eight seasons in the major leagues, interviewed after the 2011 season for both the Red Sox' managerial vacancy (which went to Bobby Valentine) and the bench coach position (which went to Tim Bogar).
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said that all of the team's 2012 staff members have been given permission to talk...
The Red Sox officially introduced John Farrell as the 46th manager in team history Tuesday at a press conference at Fenway Park. Farrell spent the past two seasons as the manager of the Blue Jays before previously serving as Red Sox pitching coach from 2007-10.
"This is an incredible privilege," Farrell said. "I really feel like we have a chance to hit the ground running. I'm honored and extremely humbled to be standing here today."
In his opening remarks, Farrell detailed the type of vision he has for the team on the field. "I truly believe in an up-tempo, aggressive style of play. It will certainly take into account the strengths of our roster. To play that style of game does create an attitude that I think is critical to win at the major league level and that's to be relentless with our effort, with our preparation, with the work and competiveness we take the field every night. That is of the utmost importance in how we...
ESPN analyst Curt Schilling was a guest of the Dennis & Callahan Show on Tuesday morning. The Red Sox will introduce John Farrell as the club's manager on Tuesday, and Schilling was asked if he thinks his former pitching coach will be a good fit in Boston.
"John Farrell has a presence, and that's a big deal," Schilling said. "That has to be part of being a manager now. Mike Matheny has a presence, they are incredibly well respected. They are mentors, friends, coaches, teachers, they are all the things you need without ever having to be in the story. And that's a big deal now, I think given the media cycle we live in now it's a really big deal."
The hiring of Farrell has been met with almost unanimous praise from the current players on the roster, the same group that many feel failed to give a complete effort for former manager Bobby Valentine.
"The way this looks from the outside is the players whined...
Normally brash Jets coach Rex Ryan found himself in unfamiliar position on Monday -- defending his team for appearing scared down the stretch of a game against the rival Patriots.
Members of the New York media peppered Ryan with questions about the team's conservative play-calling on the Jets' final possession of regulation in Sunday's overtime affair won by the Pats. After recovering Devin McCourty's fumble at the New England 18 with just over two minutes remaining, the Jets ran the ball twice (including a first-down run up the middle by Tim Tebow) before quarterback Mark Sanchez was sacked on third down. New York settled for a go-ahead field goal but left time for Tom Brady to lead the Patriots on a last-minute drive that ended with a game-tying kick.
Ryan brushed off the criticism as unfounded.
"That's not even close," he said. "Saying we played scared is somebody who has probably never played the game in his life. I...
The Giants concluded one of the most impressive postseason comebacks in baseball history, storming back from a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven NLCS with three straight victories, capped by a 9-0 victory over the Cardinals on Monday night to advance to the World Series.
San Francisco left little doubt in Game 7, scoring single runs in the first and second innings and then plating five runs in the third to commence a game-long celebration. Former Red Sox shortstop Marco Scutaro contributed to both the first- and third-inning rallies, concluding an incredible NLCS performance by going 3-for-4 with a walk, a run and an RBI. He also caught a pop-up off the bat of Matt Holliday (whose aggressive slide into Scutaro in Game 2 was the subject of considerable controversy) for the final out of the game. Scutaro, traded by the Sox prior to the 2012 season to the Rockies, was named the NLCS MVP after collecting multiple hits in six contests while going 14-for-...
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Rob Bradford is joined by Lou Merloni to talk life in spring training, his toiletries, sleeping arrangements, and facing off with Red Sox personnel that he might have been critical of. Rob and Lou also get into the dynamic of electronic and print media when it comes to ripping the Red Sox.
Pete, Bradford, and Tomase are talking all about the Boston Red Sox, who opened spring training on Monday with pitchers and catchers reporting. They talk about what the Red Sox approach at the plate will be to replace the loss of David Ortiz bat, the impact of some players participating in the WBC, and of course the pitching rotation.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. Red Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien joins the show.
Hour 3. The guys take more calls on transgender bathrooms. Evan Drellich joins the show...again.
Dino reunites with the guys at spring training.
Max Kellerman rips Pats fans. Skip Bayless says Bill Belichick is "good, not great." And Dan Le Batard feels the heat from Keyshawn Johnson regarding his criticisms of Magic Johnson.
It took a few hours, but Glenn finally starts to agree with Lou and Mut about Danny Ainge.
Obviously the Celtics aren't expected to overtake the Cavs in the East, but the guys wonder if the team is trying to get a little bit better each year, or hold onto their assets until LeBron is over the hill.
We spoke with Danny Ainge and discussed all aspects of the Celtics, trading deadline, playoffs and beyond.
We close out Freestyle Friday with more Pats, Sox and Celtics talk.
We continue freestyle Friday with Brady and Jimmy G trade talk, plus more on the Celtics and the Vancouver Canucks have the mumps!
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap Wednesday and Thursday's K&C shows on location in Ft. Myers
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be.
Rich Keefe & Ryan Davey talk best and worst movie/TV presidents. Plus the always important "This Week in #DORK" and the Pick of the Podcast.
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be.More from this show
Hour 4. Evan Drellich joins the show. A fight for the ages ensues.More from this show
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.More from this show
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Hour 2. John Steigerwald says Brady doesn't pass the eye test. Headlines with Kirk.More from this show